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Santa and Mrs. Claus are being pulled by a tractor in the annual Light Up parade in Keremeos on Saturday. (Brennan Phillips Review)

Photo Gallery: Keremeos Light Up parade

It was a cold night but many took in the annual Christmas event

Santa is visiting Penticton Christmas Wonderland tonight (Dec. 4) at 238 Huth Ave. Come view their backyard Wonderland and front yard display.

Penticton Christmas house welcomes Santa tonight

Wonderland on Huth Avenue will have its backyard Christmas display open

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Anna Lopez (left) and Kailyn Beaudoin are aiming to collect 1,000 toys for kids in need ahead of Penticton Secondary’s Tot for Toys Fundraiser on Dec. 8.

Grade 12 duo leads much-needed return of Pen High’s flagship Christmas fundraiser

Kailyn Beaudoin and Anna López are at the forefront of the Dec. 8 Toys for Tots fundraiser

Anna Lopez (left) and Kailyn Beaudoin are aiming to collect 1,000 toys for kids in need ahead of Penticton Secondary’s Tot for Toys Fundraiser on Dec. 8.
(Pixabay.com)

NeighbourLink Summerland to provide gift packages

Items given to those who are isolated in the community

(Pixabay.com)
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Okanagan College and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association have collaborated on a new 26 week program (Okanagan College/Contributed)

Reducing hospitality and tourism work shortages the goal in Okanagan College partnership

While the initial program has started, it will be offered three more times over the next two years

Okanagan College and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association have collaborated on a new 26 week program (Okanagan College/Contributed)
Penticton Emergency Support Services were the recent recipient of the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Penticton’s emergency support team recognized nationally for ‘outstanding achievements’

The team supported evacuees from 20 communities, including those affected by the Lytton wildfires

Penticton Emergency Support Services were the recent recipient of the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award. (Photo- City of Penticton)
Blind Bay author Randy Wagner and the cover of his new book, 4 1/2 Steps. (Contributed)

Shuswap author hopes to open conversations around grief, depression

Randy Wagner’s book details his life and struggles as a C5-C6 quadriplegic

Blind Bay author Randy Wagner and the cover of his new book, 4 1/2 Steps. (Contributed)
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Zoe Pauling won Black Press Media's contest to win tickets to the Vancouver Canucks game later this season. (Contributed)

Doubled-sided sign wins tickets to Vancouver Canucks game

The winners received two tickets to a future Vancouver Canucks game

Zoe Pauling won Black Press Media's contest to win tickets to the Vancouver Canucks game later this season. (Contributed)
Penticton Western News’ Heather Haughian is holding one of two boxes that we are hoping to fill with non-perishable food items to give to the Salvation Army food bank. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton Western News participates in reverse Advent Calendar

Public invited to help: Every day of December food goes in 2 boxes for Salvation Army Food Bank

Penticton Western News’ Heather Haughian is holding one of two boxes that we are hoping to fill with non-perishable food items to give to the Salvation Army food bank. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Santa Claus is back to take in-person photos at Cannery Brewing for the second time in as many weeks. (Photo courtesy of Cannery Brewing)
Santa Claus is back to take in-person photos at Cannery Brewing for the second time in as many weeks. (Photo courtesy of Cannery Brewing)
A previous year’s	Cram the Cruiser at Buy-Low Foods brought in more than $1,000 in cash donations and a truckload of food items. (Review File)

Help Cram the Cruiser in Keremeos this Thursday

The cruiser will be set up outside the Buy-Low Foods from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

A previous year’s	Cram the Cruiser at Buy-Low Foods brought in more than $1,000 in cash donations and a truckload of food items. (Review File)
Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)
Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)

Buy cookies, support the animals during Kelowna BC SPCA bake sale

The Kelowna BC SPCA will hold its Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10

Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)
Christmas Bake Sale Dec. 10. (Pixabay)
The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is looking to raise the remaining $900,000 needed for an urgently needed second CT scanner. (Submitted photo)

Donations for new CT scanner at Vernon hospital doubled on Giving Tuesday

VJH has an urgent need for a second CT scanner, Galbraith Foundation gives big today

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is looking to raise the remaining $900,000 needed for an urgently needed second CT scanner. (Submitted photo)
The Christmas tree at Rutland Centennial Park was lit up at a community event on Nov. 27, 2022 (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

A snowy good time at Kelowna’s Rutland Winter Light Up

Organizers estimate 3,000 people attended throughout the day

The Christmas tree at Rutland Centennial Park was lit up at a community event on Nov. 27, 2022 (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) is welcoming back their annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. (Casey Chase Unsplash)

Get Christmas cookies all for a great cause in Penticton

ALERT hosting Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Penticton Lakeside

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) is welcoming back their annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. (Casey Chase Unsplash)
Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre’s Share a Smile Telethon returned to Penticton’s Cherry Lane Mall on Saturday, Nov. 26, with live entertainment. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Update: 43rd annual Share a Smile Telethon raises over $100,000 goal

The OSNS telethon returned to Cherry Lane mall and was a huge success

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre’s Share a Smile Telethon returned to Penticton’s Cherry Lane Mall on Saturday, Nov. 26, with live entertainment. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)